ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1997
ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1997

Perception of vowel duration and spectral characteristics in Swedish

Dawn M. Behne, Peter E. Czigler, Kirk P. H. Sullivan

This project re-examines the perceptual weight of vowel duration and the first two vowel formant frequencies as determinants of phonologically short and long vowels in Swedish. Based on listeners' responses to synthesized sets of materials for [I]-[i:] [ ]-[o:] and [a]- [a:], results indicate that vowel duration is of primary importance for distinguishing [I) from [i:] and [ ] from [o:], whereas both formant frequencies and vowel duration were found to influence the perception of [a] from [a:].


doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1997-573

Cite as: Behne, D.M., Czigler, P.E., Sullivan, K.P.H. (1997) Perception of vowel duration and spectral characteristics in Swedish. Proc. 5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1997), 2171-2174, doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1997-573

@inproceedings{behne97_eurospeech,
  author={Dawn M. Behne and Peter E. Czigler and Kirk P. H. Sullivan},
  title={{Perception of vowel duration and spectral characteristics in Swedish}},
  year=1997,
  booktitle={Proc. 5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1997)},
  pages={2171--2174},
  doi={10.21437/Eurospeech.1997-573},
  issn={1018-4074}
}